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Minnesota Plots Next Steps in Fight to Stop Tree Pests

Minnesota is plotting its next steps in the fight to stop the spread of emerald ash borers. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it's drawing on innovative research from the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Forest Service to attack the tree pests using their natural enemies - stingless wasps that prey on emerald ash borers.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found at Fort Snelling Course

The state has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation at the Fort Snelling Golf Club. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it's the first new EAB infestation found in the state in 2012.

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Initial Results of Ash Borer Study Encouraging

Minnesota agriculture officials are encouraged by the initial results of a new way to find emerald ash borers. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently finished the first year of a three-year study to detect the destructive tree pest.

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State to Release Wasps to Fight Emerald Ash Borers

Officials are planning to release stingless wasps near St. Paul's stately Summit Avenue to combat a newly discovered infestation of emerald ash borers.

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Pest Found in Trees Near St. Paul’s Summit Avenue

The destructive emerald ash borer has been discovered in trees near St. Paul's historic Summit Avenue. The pests were discovered earlier this month. The area is three miles away from a previously infested spot in the St. Anthony neighborhood.

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Purple Traps Will Check For Emerald Ash Borers

Researchers will be hanging thousands of purple traps across Minnesota this summer in search of the emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to place 4,500 traps starting this week.

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Minnesota Seeks More Lookouts For Invasive Pests

Minnesota is seeking more volunteers to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other invasive pests. Dozens of citizens already have joined the effort.

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